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Looking for a quick pointer.

I'm using OG to do process flow diagrams, best practice requires arrowheads at each change of direction of a flow line, as well as at the end.

Visio allows this functionality to be toggled for orthogonal line types.

OG has orthogonal line types, but I cannot find how to; either toggle multiple arrowheads (greater than 2) on/off, or an OG specific work around.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Originally Posted by Kitesurfa View Post
arrowheads at each change of direction of a flow line
You can run a script to replace the currently selected multi-segment straight lines(s) with a series of connected single lines which inherit the head and or tail arrows.

(Unfortunately, this doesn't work with OG orthogonal lines, as the Applescript interface only exposes their start and end points it doesn't reveal their turning points).

-- draft 0.2 connects segments to each other

tell application id "OGfl"
	set oWin to front window
	set lstSeln to selection of oWin
	if length of lstSeln < 1 then return
	tell canvas of oWin
		repeat with oLine in lstSeln
			if class of oLine is line and line type of oLine is straight then
				set lstFrom to missing value
				set oLastSegt to missing value
				repeat with oPoint in points of oLine
					set lstTo to contents of oPoint
					if lstFrom is not missing value then
						duplicate oLine to end of graphics
						tell (item -1 of graphics)
							set point list to {lstFrom, lstTo}
							if oLastSegt is not missing value then set destination of oLastSegt to it
							set oLastSegt to it
						end tell
					end if
					set lstFrom to lstTo
				end repeat
				delete oLine
			end if
		end repeat
	end tell
end tell
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Last edited by RobTrew; 2012-05-11 at 04:31 AM.. Reason: draft 0.2 connects arrowed segments to each other

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